For Immediate Release
April 29, 2013
Contact Information

Nicole Gates
T: 305.576.3790


(BLACK PR WIRE) – MIAMI, Fla. – April 29, 2013 – Legacy Magazine and Publisher Dexter Bridgeman salutes 50 of South Florida’s most powerful black businessmen and women May 17 and 18 during a specially crafted ‘staycation’ weekend networking getaway at the Bonaventure Resort & Spa in Weston, Florida. The weekend is designed to be a break from the typical awards ceremonies, includes events for these high functioning executives to indulge in a relaxing weekend stay while celebrating their professional accomplishments. Attendees are encouraged to stay for the weekend, however Legacy is also offering tickets for the ‘Say It Loud’ Power Pool Party on Friday and the uber-glamorous ‘Honoree Gala’ Saturday night hosted by NBC ‘s Jawan Strader.

For the past 10 years Legacy Magazine has been honoring the achievements of South Florida Blacks in various forms. ‘40 Under 40 Leaders of Today and Tomorrow’, “Top 25 most successful Black Women”, ‘Black History Month Honors’, and Legacy’s ’50 Most Powerful’ are just a few of the annual events.

“The idea for the weekend is to allow these “affluencers” a chance to be honored in a unique fashion…with a little rest and relaxation with like-minded and similarly accomplished colleagues. At the same time, it gives aspiring businesspeople a chance to connect and network with Legacy’s Top 50 in a casual environment”, noted Dexter Bridgeman, Founder/Publisher of Legacy Magazine.

This year’s honorees include T. Willard Fair, President of the Urban League of Greater Miami, Damita Salters, Vice President and Consumer Market Manager for Bank of America, Stacey Oddman, Chief of Family Medicine at Holy Cross Hospital, Bill Diggs, President & CEO Miami Dade Chamber of Commerce, Franklin Adderly, Fort Lauderdale Police Chief, Brodes Hartley, CEO Community Health of South Florida; Denise Barrett Johnson, Principal at Phyllis Wheatley Elementary School and State of Florida 2013 Vice Principal of the Year; Jaret L. Davis, Co-Managing Shareholder Greenberg, Traurig, P.A.; Bernadette Morris, President & CEO, Sonshine Communications and Basil Bernard, President, Apricot Office Interiors for Company of the Year.

Corporations to be honored include Publix for Corporation of the Year and OIC of South Florida as for Community Organization of the Year.

Rates at the Bonaventure Resort & Spa for ‘Legacy Power Weekend’ are just $139 per night/single and $149 per night/double and include a Saturday morning ‘Breakfast with the Presidents Breakfast Buffet, free poolside business expert consultations, admission to the ‘Say It Loud’ Friday Night Power Party and more. A la carte admission to the ‘Say It Loud’ Power Party is just $25 and tickets for the gala start at just $125 and includes a delicious custom designed dinner.

Space is limited at the discount rate and may be reserved by calling 1-800-327-8090, reference LEGACY POWER WEEKEND and for more information and updates, visit All media inquiries should be directed to Nicole Gates, or Suzan McDowell, or by calling 305-576-3790

About Legacy Magazine and Miami Media Group:
Established in 2004, Legacy Magazine is a news/business publication serving South Florida’s black professional community with insightful articles and information on business, careers, politics, lifestyle, education, culture and social commentary. Through a distribution partnership with the Miami Herald and the Palm Beach Post, Legacy has a tri-county readership of 1,500,000 and publishes bi-monthly.